Our friends at Richlite recently visited the Martin Guitar factory to see how Richlite is used in the crafting of our guitars.
Richlite has made its way into the instrument industry for a variety of reasons. The most predominant reason is that companies are searching for an eco-friendly alternative to the endangered wood species known as ebony. Black Diamond Richlite has become the perfect alternative because not only is it FSC and Greenguard certified but it is also has the durability and consistency of the material that has caught guitar companies attention. The best part is that it performs just as well (acoustically) as natural ebony wood.
You can watch Richlite's manufacturer spotlight on Martin Guitar here.